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Head-to-Toe Checkup: Why Does My Doctor Do That?

Ever ponder the purpose of all that poking, peeking and prodding that goes on during a physical exam? UR Medicine Primary Care’s Dr. Carla Schwartz explains what doctors are checking for as they look you over, from head to toe.

Kids Get Arthritis Too: 7 Signs of Juvenile Arthritis

Kids Get Arthritis Too: 7 Signs of Juvenile Arthritis

Most people associate arthritis with aging. Few are aware that this disease and its characteristic stiff, swollen joints, also occurs in children. UR Medicine pediatric rheumatologist Dr. Homaira Rahimi shares facts and warning signs of the disease.

7/22/2016
Becoming Flexitarian: 3 Tips for Eating Less Meat

Becoming Flexitarian: 3 Tips for Eating Less Meat

You don’t need to eliminate all meat from your diet to reap some of the benefits of a plant-based diet. Wilmot Cancer Institute registered dietitians Joanna Lipp and Sue Czap offer advice for being flexitarian.

7/21/2016
Keep Cool: Hot-Weather Tips for Pregnant Women

Keep Cool: Hot-Weather Tips for Pregnant Women

Extreme heat can be more than uncomfortable for pregnant women—it can also trigger some health issues. UR Medicine high-risk pregnancy expert Dr. Loralei Thornburg offers advice for keeping cool and protecting your baby’s health during the hottest summer days.

7/14/2016
Healthy Eating: 6 Tips for Travelers

Healthy Eating: 6 Tips for Travelers

Vacation is often a time to escape reality, abandon routines and indulge in things we enjoy. UR Medicine registered dietitian Mary Johnson offers advice to help fuel your fun without fretting over food.

6/30/2016
DIY Teeth Whitening: Too Good to Be True?

DIY Teeth Whitening: Too Good to Be True?

From wedding dresses to recipes and beyond, anyone can post or “pin” ideas they have to the popular website Pinterest—including health tips. Dr. Hans Malmstrom explains why some of the do-it-yourself teeth whitening advice you see may be too good to be true.

6/20/2016